World Poker Tour officially opens WPT Korea with welcome speech by CEO Adam Pliska

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Fabio Oka, Lulu Yang, Adam Pliska, Jenny Lim, Matt Savage, Ashleigh Lawrence

The World Poker Tour (WPT) officially opened WPT Korea with WPT host Ashleigh Lawrence introducing WPT CEO and President, Adam Pliska who delivered the welcome speech,

“Hi everybody and welcome to WPT Korea, we are so happy to have you here. Thank you for coming out. The WPT always pairs with premier properties across the world and Landing Casino is absolutely one of the best. This is a beautiful place, we hope you take the time to enjoy the property and your time in Jeju. It is so wonderful to see so many great players out here.”

Main Event – KR₩ 2,000,000,000 (~USD 1,575,600) guaranteed

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With that, the first major event of the festival got underway, the WPT Korea Main Event featuring a KR₩ 2,000,000,000 (~USD 1,575,600) guarantee. This is the largest guarantee ever offered by the WPT in Asia. It runs from July 17 to 21. The first of three starting days quickly lit up the room with 160 entries by Level 3. Among the players in attendance was Japanese high roller Fabio Oka.

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Fabio Oka

One element that makes this event quite special is the chance for players to experience the WPT Main Tour structure at half the price. Buy in is KR₩ 3,400,000 (~USD 2,680). Make sure to click the links provided for all the Main Event info.

Main Event info: Main Event KR₩ 2 BN guaranteed
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WPT Korea: Schedule and Structures

Event Guarantee in KR₩ Date
Buy in KR₩
WPT Korea Main Event 2,000,000,000 July 17 to 21 3,400,000
WPT Alpha 8 One Drop Korea
July 21 to 22 170,000,000
WPT Korea High Roller
July 23 to 24 17,000,000

Other Key Events

Following the main is the WPT Alpha8 One Drop Korea charity event which features a buy-in of $133,930. A portion of the buy-in goes to the One Drop foundation to help bring access to water to communities in need of clean water.

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To complete the key three is the WPT Korea High Roller with a buy in of KRW 17,000,000 (~USD 13,400). Expect elite players from the region to populate the tables. A large contingent of players from Japan and China are expected to attend.

Getting to Jeju Shinhwa Landing Resort

Jeju Shinhwa World

For arriving players, getting to the venue couldn’t be any easier. Just look for the WPT Korea banner with the bus schedule and hop in once it arrives. It takes approximately one hour to get to the venue. The bus runs daily on a two hour schedule starting at 6am. The last bus to the venue is at 10pm.

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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